Enabling Good Lives

Enabling Good Lives is a partnership between government agencies and the disability sector aimed at long term transformation of how disabled people and families are supported to live everyday lives.

Gathering information

The Ministries of Health, Education and Social Development want to learn more about the innovative approaches and practices you have developed to support disabled people to have greater choice and control over their supports and lives.

We are interested in hearing how providers and communties are supporting disabled people to have greater choice and control over their supports and lives. Below is a document explaining how to provide feedback on your own experiences supporting disabled people in your community. Your feedback will help inform the development of advice to Government on how to apply the Enabling Good Lives approach to disability support services.

This is an opportunity to share  your experience and to help shape how the Government implements the Enabling Good Lives approach for disabled New Zealanders.

All feedback for consideration needs to be provided by 21 October 2016.

Find out about the Enabling Good Lives demonstrations

You can visit the Enabling Good Lives website for information on the demonstrations in Christchurch and the Waikato, find out more about the Enabling Good Lives approach, and find out about the National Leadership team.

What is Enabling Good Lives?

Key messages about Enabling Good Lives

You can read online in English, download in Easy Read, or watch in New Zealand Sign Language key information about the Enabling Good Lives approach to services and system change, and some background on how Enabling Good Lives has developed since 2011.

Background and documents about Enabling Good Lives

If you want to understand where the Enabling Good Lives approach started, you can read or download the August 2011 report on Enabling Good Lives. You can also read the Government's commitment to progressing it.